Convention to give convention-goers a
chance to see some important artifacts.
And staff are exploring other ways to
celebrate the anniversary during the convention, as well as at events throughout
the year at APA’s headquarters building.
Planning is still under way and will
continue as we see more opportunities
to mark the occasion. Check the website
at www.apa.org for more information as
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Trauma represents a spiritual or religious violation for many people. Survivors attempt to
make sense out of painful events,
are reflective of the population as a whole
rather than targeting only specific reli-
gions or cultural perspectives. Given the
lack of scientific literature on the topic,
this book fills an important gap, and will
appeal to clinicians and researchers alike.
The book is available on APA’s web-
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incorporating that meaning into their
current worldview in either a harmful or
a more helpful way.
A new book from APA, “Trauma,
Meaning, and Spirituality: Translating
Research Into Clinical Practice,” helps
mental health practitioners—many
of whom are less religious than their
clients—understand the important rela-
tionship between trauma and spirituality,
and how best to help survivors create
meaning out of their experiences.
Drawing on relevant theories and
research, the authors present a new
conceptual framework, the Reciprocal
Meaning-Making Model, demonstrating
how it can guide both assessment and
Through the use of case material, the
authors examine a range of spiritual views,
traumas and post-traumatic reactions that